Guidelines When Registering The Birth Of An Illegitimate Child

Under the Family Code, a child is illegitimate if he or she was conceived and born to unwed parents. More specifically, the following are considered illegitimate children: Children born to couples who are not legally married or of common-law marriages (living together); Children born of incestuous unions and marriages; Children born of bigamous marriages; ChildrenContinue reading “Guidelines When Registering The Birth Of An Illegitimate Child”

Delayed Registration Of Marriage: All You Need To Know

Marriages must be registered at the Office of the Local Civil Registry no later than 30 days from the date of the celebration. Any day later than that and the registration is considered delayed or late. But before I give you the details on how to file a delayed registration of marriage, let me justContinue reading “Delayed Registration Of Marriage: All You Need To Know”

Delayed Registration Of Birth: All You Need To Know

A person’s birth must be registered at the Local Civil Registry office of the place where he or she was born. This must be done within 30 days from his/her birthdate, otherwise, the birth registration will be tagged as late or delayed. Unless a person’s birth is properly registered at the LCR, that person willContinue reading “Delayed Registration Of Birth: All You Need To Know”

Whose Last Name Should An Illegitimate Child Use?

Illegitimate children in the Philippines normally use their mother’s maiden last name. But if the biological father acknowledges the child as his own, the child may use his/her father’s last name. This is made possible by Republic Act 9255 that took effect in March 2004. Let us take a closer look at this law thatContinue reading “Whose Last Name Should An Illegitimate Child Use?”

Bayad Center Now Accepts Payments For PSAHelpline Orders

Are you one of the many Pinoys who has tried ordering your PSA birth certificate at PSAHelpline.ph? PSAHelpline.ph is my go-to site for all of my civil registry documents especially now that there is a pandemic and PSA offices are often close due to the quarantine restrictions. At PSAHelpline.ph, you can simply place your ordersContinue reading “Bayad Center Now Accepts Payments For PSAHelpline Orders”

PSA: Order Your PSA Birth Certificate And Other Civil Registry Documents Online

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has announced that they will only accommodate transactions from persons who have prior appointments at their CRS outlets within Metro Manila. This began last August 21, 2021 and will remain in effect until further notice. What if I need a copy of my PSA birth certificate? The PSA will notContinue reading “PSA: Order Your PSA Birth Certificate And Other Civil Registry Documents Online”

How to Apply for a Marriage License at the Quezon City Hall

Last week, I had the experience of a lifetime — I filed my application for a marriage license! Yes, I’m getting married! So, while there, I grabbed the opportunity to take as much photos as I can to document the process. I’m sharing my firsthand experience here today hoping it could help others who mayContinue reading “How to Apply for a Marriage License at the Quezon City Hall”

Just Married: How to Change Your Last Name in Your IDs and Documents

After exchanging “I do’s” with your husband, it is time you start changing your last name in most (if not all) of your government IDs and documents, too.  Or do you, really? Your change in marital status must be duly reflected in your accounts with the government such as your SSS (or GSIS if youContinue reading “Just Married: How to Change Your Last Name in Your IDs and Documents”